Gwen Wurst is a senior philanthropic adviser for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Gwen joined the Community Foundation in 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
As a senior philanthropic adviser, Gwen helps individuals, families and private foundations develop philanthropic strategies to support the causes they care about most. Using her deep knowledge of the nonprofit sector, Gwen works closely with families to plan and execute custom giving solutions that align their personal values with their charitable goals. Gwen also provides funding recommendations and strategic granting opportunities to private foundations in the region while offering technical assistance to grantees.
Gwen has held several roles in fundraising and volunteer development around the country in health, education and art related organizations. Gwen focuses her volunteer work in food access and urban farming.